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  • 5 Ways to Avoid Undergoing Back Surgery

    5 Ways to Avoid Undergoing Back Surgery

    Nobody wants to go undergo an operation, especially if that surgery involves an intricate structure, like your spine. Although some conditions are best treated with a surgical operation, the vast majority will respond to preventative measures and conservative care. So if you want to avoid an operation on your spine, consider these five tips.
    Avoiding Spine Surgery - Always listen to your physician’s specific advice when it comes to your exact condition, but these five tips can help keep back pain at bay and keep you off the operating table.

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  • The Best Pressure Points to Treat Headaches

    The Best Pressure Points to Treat Headaches

    Experiencing the pain and discomfort of a headache is incredibly common. If you’re looking for a more natural way to treat your headache, you may want to think about acupressure and pressure points. Pressure points are parts of the body believed to be extra sensitive, able to stimulate relief in the body. Practitioners of reflexology, a discipline of Chinese medicine, believe that touching pressure points in a certain way can: Improve your health, Ease pain and Restore balance in the body.

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  • How to Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Pain

    How to Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Pain

    Rub on Capsaicin - This is the stuff that gives chili peppers their heat. When you put it on your skin, it blocks pain signals. Capsaicin comes in creams, gels, and patches. One study found that people who used capsaicin cream daily for a month (along with other arthritis medications) had their arthritis pain eased by 57%. Before trying it, dab a little on first to make sure you’re not allergic.

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  • What is a Slipped Disc?

    What is a Slipped Disc?

    If you have an issue with one or more of your spinal discs, you’ve likely heard the term “slipped disc.” This term is sometimes used interchangeably with a bulging disc and herniated disc, but there is no consensus in regards to its precise definition. To help clear things up, let’s look at how the term “slipped disc” may be used when it comes to problems with your spinal discs.

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  • 4 Shoulder Stretches You Can Do at Work

    4 Shoulder Stretches You Can Do at Work

    What Causes Shoulder Pain? - We tend to associate shoulder pain with sports such as tennis and baseball, or with the aftermath of moving around our living room furniture. Few would ever suspect that the cause is often something as typical and inactive as sitting at our desks. However, it turns out that staring at our computer screens for more than eight hours a day can have an enormous effect on our shoulders’ deltoid, subclavius, and trapezius muscles.

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  • Why Are My Joints So Stiff and What Can I Do?

    Why Are My Joints So Stiff and What Can I Do?

    You’re Getting Older - As you age, your cartilage -- the spongy material that protects the ends of your bones -- begins to dry out and stiffen. Your body also makes less synovial fluid, the stuff that acts like oil to keep your joints moving smoothly. The result: Your joints may not move as freely as they used to. It sounds a little crazy, but the best thing you can do is keep on trucking. Synovial fluid requires movement to keep your joints loose.

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  • Heat for Lower Back Pain Relief

    Heat for Lower Back Pain Relief

    With so many advancements in the treatment of lower back pain, heat therapy is often overlooked. But heat therapy can provide meaningful relief in a short amount of time—and best of all it is easy to do. Here is how to use heat therapy to help you find relief from your lower back pain: How Much Heat Do I Need? - Before we talk about how to apply heat therapy to your lower back, let’s quickly look at the best temperature for heat therapy. Ideally, any type of heat therapy should be at a warm temperature—as too high of a heat can burn your skin. In contrast, a warm temperature will allow the heat to penetrate down into your lower back muscles without damaging your skin.

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  • Avoid Shoulder Pain at Work

    Avoid Shoulder Pain at Work

    Your shoulder consists of several joints that connect to various tendons and muscles. The complexity of your shoulder is what enables you to do so much with your arms. It’s also the reason why many people suffer from shoulder pain and injuries. Chronic shoulder pain often stems from prolonged, repetitive, or awkward movements. This type of pain is sometimes referred to as repetitive strain injury (RSI) or cumulative trauma disorder. RSIs are frequently caused by tasks at work. Small, repetitive activities can strain the muscles and tendons of your upper body, including your shoulder.

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  • Alternative Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapies

    Alternative Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapies

    Herbs and Supplements - Are your joints sore and stiff? Some herbal remedies and supplements might help bring down swelling and ease the pain. Here are a few to ask your doctor about: Boswellia (Indian frankincense), Cat's claw, Thunder god vine, Turmeric/curcumin. Though these herbs are natural, they can cause side effects or interfere with other drugs you take. Make sure your doctor knows about all the remedies you use.

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  • Tips for Sleeping with Chronic Pain

    Tips for Sleeping with Chronic Pain

    If you’re like most people with chronic pain, you struggle with either falling asleep or staying asleep. This is no small matter, as a lack of sleep can make your chronic pain worse—which may lead to a frustrating cycle of sleeplessness and intensifying pain. Here are 5 little-known tips that may help you break this cycle:

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